Sonic Corp. has a market cap of $677.3 million; its shares were traded at around $10.96 with a P/E ratio of 19.6 and P/S ratio of 1.2. Sonic Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 15.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Sonic Corp. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.
Highlight of Business Operations: Revenues increased to $152.1 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2011 from $146.0 million for the same period last year, which was largely driven by an improvement in system-wide same-store sales, particularly at our Company-owned Drive-Ins. Revenues decreased slightly to $394.8 million for the first nine months of fiscal year 2011 from $395.9 million for the same period last year. The decrease in revenues for the first nine months of 2011 was primarily attributable to the impact of refranchising 16 Company-owned Drive-Ins in the second quarter of fiscal year 2010 and, to a lesser extent, drive-ins that were closed during or subsequent to the third quarter of fiscal year 2010. Margins at Company-owned Drive-Ins, adjusted for noncontrolling interests, improved by 240 basis points during the third quarter of fiscal year 2011 and remained relatively flat for the first nine months of fiscal year 2011 reflecting the leverage of positive same-store sales. Net interest expense increased $27.0 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2011 as compared to the same period last year as a result of a $28.2 million loss from the early extinguishment of debt related to the refinancing of our previously outstanding debt in May 2011. Third quarter results for fiscal year 2011 reflected a net loss of $4.7 million or $0.08 per diluted share versus net income of $11.0 million or $0.18 per diluted share for the same period last year. Net income and diluted earnings per share for the first nine months of fiscal year 2011 were $6.9 million and $0.11, respectively, as compared to net income of $16.6 million or $0.27 per diluted share for the same period last year. Excluding an after-tax loss of $17.8 million from the early extinguishment of debt during the third quarter of fiscal year 2011, net income and diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of fiscal year 2011 were $13.1 million and $0.21, respectively. The following non-GAAP adjustments are intended to supplement the presentation of the Companys financial results in accordance with GAAP. We believe the exclusion of these items in evaluating the change in net income and diluted earnings per share for the periods below provides useful information to investors and management regarding the underlying business trends and the performance of our ongoing operations and is helpful for period-to-period and company-to-company comparisons, which management believes will assist investors in analyzing the financial results for the Company and predicting future performance.
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